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Slovakia January 2014: Kia Cee’d and VW Golf amazingly take the lead!

March 30th, 2014 No comments

Kia Cee'd Slovakia January 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Kia Cee’d amazingly takes the lead of the Slovak models ranking in January.

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One month delay as usual for new car sales data in Slovakia. Traditionally ultra dominated by Skodas, this month the models ranking is turned upside down with the locally produced Kia Cee’d in pole position thanks to 460 sales and a huge 7.9% share, followed closely by the VW Golf at 453 units and 7.8%! The Spaceback version (61% of sales), enables the Rapid to become the brand’s best-seller at #3 with 356 units and 6.1% share vs. 3.6% over the Full Year 2013. The Octavia, leader last year, is down to a paltry 4th place with 5.5% share while the Fabia is down from #2 to #5 at 3.6% vs. 5.3% over the FY2013. I give you the Top 20 for now, more data and complete analysis will follow shortly.

Previous post: Slovakia Full Year 2013: Podium 100% Skoda

Full January 2014 Top 20 models Ranking Table below.

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Slovakia Full Year 2013: Podium 100% Skoda

March 5th, 2014 2 comments

Skoda Rapid Slovakia 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Skoda Rapid lands directly at #3 for its first full year of sales.

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After a 18 months hiatus, detailed Slovakian new car sales data is back on BSCB, just in time for the Full Year 2013 figures! I give you the ranking for now, complete analysis will follow shortly. These sales figures include LCV and over the period the Slovak market is down 4% year-on-year to 70,752 registrations. The Skoda Octavia and Fabia remain the best-sellers in the country in spite of sales down a harsh 37% and 29% respectively, clearly impacted by the arrival of the Skoda Rapid in third position with 2,572 sales and 3.6% share. Note my Full Year 2012 article stated the Fabia in the lead however different generations of Octavia were counted separately then.

Qoros 3 Slovakia 2013The Qoros 3 pops up in the 2013 Slovak models ranking.

The following 5 models all gain significant ground as well: the Hyundai i30 is up 22%, the Kia Cee’d up 14%, VW Golf up 31% and the Suzuki SX4 up 25% to #7. Notice also the Hyundai ix35 up 24% to #14, Peugeot 208 up 104% to #16, Honda CR-V up 11% to #20, Dacia Sandero up 89% to #22, the Peugeot 301 landing at #23 and the Citroen C-Elysée at #48. Finally, let’s notice the very first appearance in any ranking in the world of the Qoros 3 Sedan with a total of 12 units sold in 2013 in Slovakia: 2 in September and 10 in December…

Previous post: Slovakia November 2013: Skoda Octavia III above 8% share

Previous year:  Slovakia Full Year 2013: Skoda Fabia leads, Hyundai i30 on podium

Full Year 2013 Top 300 All-models Ranking Table below.

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Slovakia November 2013: Skoda Octavia III above 8% share

January 7th, 2014 No comments

Skoda Octavia Slovakia November 2013Skoda Octavia III

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New car sales in Slovakia are back into positive territory, up 2% year-on-year in November to 5,553 registrations, with the year-to-date total now standing at 58,677 units, down 7% on 2012 with one month to go. The Skoda Octavia III is now established in pole position, selling 972 units for a number 8.4% share over the October-November period, and now #2 year-to-date, passing the Skoda Rapid. The Skoda Fabia remains solid at #2 and 6% share over the period and will remain on top over the full year though as its advance over the Octavia III cannot be eclipsed in a single month (3,545 sales vs. 2,634).

Peugeot 301 Slovakia 2013. Picture courtesy of Beirutnightlife.comThe Peugeot 301 is now among the 20 most popular vehicles in Slovakia.

The VW Golf VII is back up 7 spots on September to #6, the Skoda Roomster up 8 to #12 and the Honda CR-V up 5 to #16. Year-to-date, the Hyundai i30 (#4) and Kia Cee’d (#5) remain strong, the Suzuki SX4 is down to #7 but still up one spot on its 2012 ranking, the Skoda Octavia II slips down to #8 and should be passed by the Opel Astra IV and Kia Sportage by the time 2013 comes to an end. Finally notice the Peugeot 301 making its first appearance among the 20 most popular vehicles in the country at #20 with 658 sales and 1.1% share so far in 2013.

Previous post: Slovakia September 2013: Skoda Octavia III leads for the first time

One year ago: Slovakia October 2012: Kia Sportage #2 in market up 47%

Full October-November 2013 Top 20 and 11 months Top 25 models Ranking Tables below.

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Slovakia September 2013: Skoda Octavia III leads for first time

November 26th, 2013 1 comment

Skoda Octavia Slovakia September 2013Skoda Octavia III

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Another forgettable month for new car sales in Slovakia: down a very harsh 31% year-on-year in September (there is one month delay for this country) to 5,084 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 47,080 units, down 13% on 2012. After 4 consecutive months in second position, the Skoda Octavia III finally takes the lead of the models ranking thanks to a very robust 377 sales and 7.4%. With this performance, the two generations of Octavia add up to more than the Fabia year-to-date (2,881 vs. 2,852), so the Octavia nameplate could technically be considered the most popular in the country so far this year.

Skoda trusts all steps of the podium like in the year-to-date ranking but for the first time since last May with the Fabia back up 4 spots on August to #2 and the Rapid up 3 to #3. The Kia Cee’d is down one rank to #4 and 3.4% share but still ahead of its year-to-date level of #5 and 3%, while the Kia Sportage is up one further spot to #6 which is the ranking it held over the Full Year 2012. Notice also the excellent performances of the Skoda Yeti up 18 ranks to #7, VW Polo up 6 to #8, VW Passat up 11 to #9 and Peugeot 208 up 7 to #12.

Previous month: Slovakia August 2013: VW Golf surprise leader!

One year ago: Slovakia September 2012: Kia Sportage up to #2 in market up 47%

Full September 2013 Top 25 models Ranking Table below.

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Slovakia August 2013: VW Golf surprise leader!

October 25th, 2013 1 comment

VW Golf Slovakia August 2013VW Golf

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New car sales figures for Slovakia always have a bit of delay, and today I can share with you the August models ranking. The Slovak new car market is down a horrendous 29% year-on-year this month to just 4,243 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 41,996 units, down 10% on 2012. We know that with a smaller market traditionally comes more volatility, but this month the Slovak models ranking has literally gone mad. The VW Golf gains 5 spots on July to land in… pole position with 221 sales and 5.2%! I am pretty confident in saying this is the first time a foreign model manages to top the Slovak ranking!

But wait there’s more: the Kia Cee’d is up 3 spots to rank equal #2 with the Skoda Octavia III at 186 units and 4.4%! No doubt these scores are temporary but still very impressive. Down to #4 with only 3.7% share, the Skoda Fabia however remains leader year-to-date with 2,547 sales and 6.1%, followed by the Skoda Rapid at 1,532 units and 3.6%. Notice also the Hyundai ix35 up 6 ranks to #9 and the Peugeot 301 also up 6 spots to a best-ever #11 at 66 units and 1.6%.

Previous month: Slovakia July 2013: Dacia Sandero in Top 10

One year ago: Slovakia July 2012: Hyundai i30 and Kia Cee’d improve further

Full August 2013 Top 25 models Ranking Table below.

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Slovakia July 2013: Dacia Sandero in Top 10

September 21st, 2013 1 comment

Dacia Sandero Slovakia July 2013Dacia Sandero

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As usual it is with a little delay that I can share with you the best-selling models in Slovakia. In July, the market is down 9% year-on-year to 5,709 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 37,753 units, down 7% on 2012. The Skoda Fabia resists in the lead with 326 sales and 5.7%, while the Skoda Octavia III marks a pause, going from 4.9% share in June to 4% this month. The Hyundai i30 is very solid once again in third place with 3.7% and the Skoda Rapid is back up to #4 at 3.2%, maintaining itself to #2 year-to-date.

Both the Kia Cee’d and VW Golf VII are up 2 spots on June to #5 and #6 respectively and we welcome back the Dacia Sandero inside the Top 10, up to #8 with an estimated 120 sales and 2.1%, earning it a spot in the year-to-date Top 25 directly at #17. Other great performers this month include the Peugeot 208 up 6 ranks to #13 and the Peugeot 301 up one further spot to #17.

Previous month: Slovakia June 2013: Skoda Octavia III continues to progress

One year ago: Slovakia July 2012: Hyundai i30 and Kia Cee’d improve further

Full July and 7 months 2013 Top 25 models Ranking Table below.

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Slovakia June 2013: Skoda Octavia III continues to progress

August 15th, 2013 1 comment

Skoda Octavia Slovakia July 2013Skoda Octavia III

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New car sales in Slovakia are down a limited 2% year-on-year to 5,872 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 32,044 units, down 7% on 2012. The third generation Skoda Octavia continues its progression and gains over one percentage point compared to May to 4.9% thanks to 286 sales. This would have earned it the pole position last month as the Skoda Fabia was down to 4.3%, but is up to 5.7% and 337 units in July, still a far cry from its 6.4% level year-to-date. It’s only a matter of time until the Octavia III takes the leads of the models sales charts in Slovakia…

After a two month-absence, the Hyundai i30 is back on the Slovak podium with 205 sales and 3.5%, ahead of the Suzuki SX4 (+4) and the Opel Astra IV (+1). The Skoda Rapid marks a pause: it is down 3 spots on May to #6 at 2.8% share vs. 3.8% year-to-date. Notice also the Kia Rio up 7 ranks to #9, the Renault Fluence robust at #11 vs. #17 year-to-date and the Peugeot 301 improving to 1.2% share at #18.

Previous month: Slovakia May 2013: Skoda Octavia III up to 2nd place

One year ago: Slovakia June 2012: Hyundai i30 and Kia Cee’d stay robust

Full July 2013 Top 25 Ranking Table below.

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Slovakia May 2013: Skoda Octavia III up to 2nd place

July 18th, 2013 7 comments

Skoda Octavia Slovakia May 2013Skoda Octavia III

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As usual one month delay for Slovak data. New car sales in Slovakia are down just 2% year-on-year in May to 7,810 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 28,077 units, down 8% on 2012. Note these figures include LCVs which explains the discrepancy with my articles from one year ago. The Skoda Fabia is once again the most popular model in the country thanks to 336 sales and 4.3% however its year-to-date total is down a painful 30% on last year to 1,727 units and 6.2%, losing 2 percentage points of market share.

The Skoda Octavia III logically replaces the II in 2nd place this month, up 5 spots on April to reach 296 sales and 3.8%. The Skoda Rapid remains #3 in May with 240 sales and 3.1% but is now #2 year-to-date at 1,052 units and 3.7%, passing the Octavia II. Notice also the Opel Astra IV up 7 ranks to #6 and 2.3%, the Renault Fluence up from outside the Top 25 to #11 and the Peugeot 301 up to #18.

Previous month: Slovakia April 2013: Skoda Fabia back to #1, Octavia III up

One year ago: Slovakia May 2012: Hyundai i30 stays #3 and hits record share

Full May and 5 months 2013 Top 25 Ranking Tables below.

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Slovakia April 2013: Skoda Fabia back to #1, Octavia III up

June 14th, 2013 2 comments

Skoda Octavia 2013Skoda Octavia III

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New car sales in Slovakia are satisfyingly (in the current European context) up by 0.7% year-on-year in April to 5,835 registrations, however the year-to-date total is still down by 9% at 20,267 units. If last month the Skoda Rapid created the surprise by taking the lead of the sales charts, in May the ranking is back to “normal”, with the Skoda Fabia in pole position at 364 sales and 6.2% ahead of the Skoda Octavia II with 205 units and 3.5% while the Rapid rounds up the podium at 200 sales and 3.4%.

The Suzuki SX4 is back up to #4 and 3.2% share, we welcome the Skoda Octavia III (sales of different generations are split in Slovakia) at an estimated 7th place with 146 sales and 2.5% (note even when adding up the two generations of Octavia it would still be #2 behind the Fabia), the VW Polo is up to #11, the Honda CR-V up to #12 and the  Suzuki Swift up to #14.

Previous month: Slovakia March 2013: Skoda Rapid takes the lead!

One year ago: Slovakia April 2012: New gen Hyundai i30 climbs on podium

Full April 2013 Top 25 Ranking Table below.

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Slovakia March 2013: Skoda Rapid takes the lead!

May 25th, 2013 2 comments

Skoda Rapid Slovakia March 2013Skoda Rapid

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Thanks to Skoda120 and Auto Motor a Šport, it looks like Slovakia coverage is back to normal on BSCB, albeit a little later than usual. 5,729 new cars found a buyer in the country in March, down 11% compared to one year ago. This brings the year-to-date total to 14,432 units, down 13% on 2012. Massive event in pole position: whereas it has ranked third in neighbouring Czech Republic for the last couple of months, the Skoda Rapid brilliantly takes the lead in Slovakia with 410 sales and 7.2% share, 6 more than its little sister the Skoda Fabia. Slovakia is the second country in the world to crown the Rapid with Macedonia and the first major market to do so.

The Rapid is now #3 year-to-date in 2013 at 612 units and 4.2% below the Fabia (1,027) and Octavia II (688). Excellent performance of the Hyundai i30 up to third place this month with 196 sales and 3.4%, while the Suzuki SX4 is down to #5 in April and a still outstanding #4 year-to-date. The VW Golf VII remains extremely solid at #6, followed by the Opel Astra, Kia Rio and Kia Cee’d. Finally, notice the Peugeot 301 up to #20 year-to-date at 156 units and 1.1%.

Previous month: Slovakia 2 months 2013: Skoda Fabia leads, Suzuki SX4 #3

One year ago: Slovakia March 2012: Kia Cee’d and Rio get noticed

Full March 2013 Top 15 and Q1 2013 Top 25 Ranking Tables below.

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